Andrew Peek

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DRC court clears most soldiers of rape

The biggest rape trial in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo has delivered just two guilty verdicts against government soldiers.<p>The trial relates to the alleged mass rape of 130 women by 39 soldiers. A military court in DR Congo on Monday cleared almost all of 39 soldiers accused of …

Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

She could have sentenced him to 20 years in prison after he admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl in her high school.<p>Instead, a Texas judge gave the defendant a 45-day sentence and five years of probation after implying that the victim was promiscuous.<p>Judge Jeanine Howard told The Dallas Morning …

'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar …

Pentagon pressured on assaults

After a year of skirmishing on Capitol Hill, the intense debate on military sexual assaults is about to get a new central player — President Barack Obama, who faces a delicate decision in coming months on just how far to push the Pentagon to change a system that’s been largely static for …

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

Paul pushes privacy in Berkeley

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday took his case for civil liberties to one of the most liberal enclaves in the country — and lived, politically, to tell the tale.<p>The Kentucky senator drew a largely friendly reception at the University of California-Berkeley as he skewered the intelligence …

Ladders on Everest are just the latest step in our commodification of nature

Ladders on Everest? For a place already blighted by litter, fistfights and unburied dead bodies, it's not so much "health and safety" as "access all areas". Its greatest hero, Edmund Hillary, declared in 2006, two years before he died: "I think the whole attitude towards climbing Mount Everest has …